Programming Robotic Arms

Robotic arms attempt to perform similar functions to a human arm and are used in factories and automation.

Learn how to to get a robotic arm to perform for you. From moving objects, drawing and even laser etching and 3D printing!

This course is an ideal introduction for those looking to explore robotics for fun or as a career.

13 to 14 Oct 2018

2 days, Weekend, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

at Think Create Learn, Ealing

Full price:

10% discount applied


Course Outline



Suitable For

Adults and Teenagers


Understand the construction and control of robotic arms and get them to perform useful work.


Anatomy of a Robotic Arm

We will examine a robotic arm to understand how its motors control its movements.

Controlling a Servo

We will assemble some electronics and write some Python code to control a single servo motor.

Moving an Arm

We will connect the servo to some levers to show how rotational movements of the motor can produce a variety of actions.

Coordinated Movements

We will combine the actions of several servo motors to make the arm carry out simple tasks.

Advanced Robotic Activities

We will use an industrial quality robot to carry out some precision activities, including repetitive movements, drawing and laser etching.

Individual Projects

Students will be encouraged to experiment and create their own tasks.


Full price individual: £144 (reduced from £160)

Concession individual: £108 (reduced from £120)

Concession pricing is available to anyone in full time education.

Skills you should have before you attend

No specific skills required, but any programming skills would be put to good use.

Skills you will pick up in the course

Key skill categories

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to


13 Oct 2018 to 14 Oct 2018

(2 days, Weekend 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM) at Think Create Learn, Ealing


This course can be customised and delivered at a mutually-convenient time and place for groups


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